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Wireless# Guide To Wireless Communications

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Pub. Date:
6/5/2006
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Summary

Wireless# Guide to Wireless Communications, Second Edition is a comprehensive text designed for anyone taking an entry-level wireless technology course. Due to the recent emergence of wireless technologies in business, there has been an increase in demand for skilled wireless professionals. This book provides a broad survey of wireless communications, including data link and physical layer protocols, as well as transmission methods for established and emerging standards, including Wireless Personal Area Networks (IrDA, Bluetooth, WiMedia, UWB, and ZigBee), Wireless LANs (802.11a and 802.11b/g plus new standards such as 802.11e, 802.11n, 802.11r, 802,11s, and 802.11i with 802.1X), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (Free-Space Optics, LMDS, MMDS, and WiMAX), Wireless Wide Area Networks (cellular telephone and satellite), and RFID. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Introduction to Wireless Communications
1(36)
How Wireless Technology Is Used
2(16)
A Wireless World
2(2)
Bluetooth and Ultra Wide Band
4(2)
Satellite Networks
6(1)
Cellular Networks
7(2)
Wireless Local Area Networks
9(3)
Fixed Broadband Wireless
12(1)
Wireless Wide Area Network
13(1)
Older Wireless Technologies
14(1)
The Wireless Landscape
15(3)
Digital Convergence
18(1)
Wireless Applications
18(7)
Education
19(1)
Home Entertainment
19(1)
Health Care
19(2)
Government
21(1)
Military
21(1)
Office Environments
21(1)
Event Management
22(1)
Travel
22(1)
Construction
23(1)
Warehouse Management
23(1)
Environmental Research
24(1)
Industrial Control
25(1)
Wireless Advantages and Disadvantages
25(4)
Advantages of Wireless Networking
25(2)
Disadvantages of Wireless Networking
27(2)
Chapter Summary
29(1)
Key Terms
30(2)
Review Questions
32(1)
Hands-On Projects
33(1)
Case Project
34(1)
Optional Team Case Project
35(2)
Wireless Data Transmission
37(46)
How Data Is Represented
38(2)
The Decimal Number System
38(1)
The Binary Number System
39(1)
Wireless Signals
40(7)
Infrared Light
41(5)
Radio Waves
46(1)
How Radio Data Is Transmitted
47(20)
Analog and Digital
48(1)
Frequency
49(4)
Transmission Speed
53(2)
Analog Modulation
55(4)
Digital Modulation
59(8)
Spread Spectrum
67(6)
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
68(2)
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
70(3)
Chapter Summary
73(2)
Key Terms
75(2)
Review Questions
77(2)
Hands-On Projects
79(1)
Case Project
80(1)
Optional Team Case Project
81(2)
Understanding Radio Frequency Communications
83(40)
Components of a Radio System
84(5)
Filters
84(2)
Mixers
86(2)
Amplifiers
88(1)
Antennas
88(1)
Design of a Radio System
89(15)
Multiple Access
89(5)
Transmission Direction
94(2)
Switching
96(3)
Signal Strength
99(5)
Understanding Standards
104(7)
The Need for Standards
104(1)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Standards
104(2)
Types of Standards
106(2)
Telecommunications Standards Organizations
108(2)
Regulatory Agencies
110(1)
Radio Frequency Spectrum
111(3)
Chapter Summary
114(2)
Key Terms
116(3)
Review Questions
119(1)
Hands-On Projects
120(1)
Case Project
121(1)
Optional Team Case Project
122(1)
How Antennas Work
123(34)
Gain and Loss
124(4)
The Decibel
125(3)
Antenna Characteristics
128(6)
Antenna Types
128(1)
Antenna Sizes and Shapes
129(4)
Signal Strength and Direction
133(1)
How Antennas Work
134(1)
Wavelength
134(1)
Antenna Performance
135(7)
Radiation Patterns
135(2)
Antenna Polarization
137(1)
Antenna Dimensions
138(2)
Smart Antennas
140(2)
Antenna System Implementation
142(6)
Antenna Cables
143(1)
RF Propagation
144(1)
Point-to-Multipoint Links
145(1)
Point-to-Point Links
145(1)
Fresnel Zone
146(1)
Link Budgets
146(1)
Antenna Alignment
147(1)
Other Challenges of Outdoor Links
148(1)
Chapter Summary
148(2)
Key Terms
150(2)
Review Questions
152(2)
Hands-on Projects
154(1)
Case Project
155(1)
Optional Team Case Project
156(1)
Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks
157(44)
What Is a WPAN?
158(2)
Existing and Future Standards
158(2)
Infrared WPANs (IrDA)
160(4)
Protocols Supported
163(1)
Other IrDA Considerations
164(1)
RF WPANs
164(20)
IEEE 802.15.1 and Bluetooth
165(1)
Bluetooth Protocol Stack
165(7)
Bluetooth Link Manager Layer
172(2)
Other Layers and Functions
174(1)
IEEE 802.15.4---Low Rate WPANs (ZigBee)
175(9)
Low Rate WPAN Security
184(3)
Security in Infrared WPANs
185(1)
Security in Bluetooth WPANs
185(1)
Security in ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 WPANs
186(1)
Chapter Summary
187(2)
Key Terms
189(3)
Review Questions
192(2)
Hands-On Projects
194(5)
Case Project
199(1)
Optional Team Case Project
200(1)
High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks
201(32)
High Rate WPAN Standards
202(1)
802.15.3 High Rate WPANs
202(12)
WiMedia Protocol Stack
203(3)
802.15.3 Network Topology
206(3)
Additional MAC Layer Functionality
209(4)
Mesh Networking (802.15.5)
213(1)
Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
214(4)
How UWB Works
215(3)
IEEE 802.15.3a
218(1)
WPAN Challenges
218(5)
Competition Among WPAN Standards
218(1)
HR WPAN Security
219(1)
Cost of WPAN Components
220(1)
Industry Support for WPAN Technologies
221(1)
Protocol Functionality Limitations
221(1)
Spectrum Conflict
222(1)
Chapter Summary
223(2)
Key Terms
225(1)
Review Questions
226(3)
Hands-On Projects
229(1)
Case Projects
230(1)
Optional Team Case Project
231(2)
Low-Speed Wireless Local Area Networks
233(42)
WLAN Applications
234(1)
WLAN Components
234(4)
Wireless Network Interface Card
234(3)
Access Points
237(1)
WLAN Modes
238(3)
Ad Hoc Mode
238(1)
Infrastructure Mode
239(2)
Wireless LAN Standards and Operation
241(19)
IEEE 802.11 Standards
241(1)
IEEE 802.11 Infared WLAN Standard
242(3)
IEEE 802.11b Standard
245(13)
Distributed Coordination Function Rules
258(2)
Chapter Summary
260(2)
Key Terms
262(2)
Review Questions
264(2)
Hands-On Projects
266(7)
Case Projects
273(2)
High-Speed WLANs and WLAN Security
275(38)
IEEE 802.11a
276(9)
U-NII Frequency Band
276(4)
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
280(4)
Error Correction in 802.11a
284(1)
802.11a PHY Layer
284(1)
IEEE 802.11g
285(3)
802.11g PHY Layer
286(2)
Other WLAN Standards
288(5)
IEEE 802.11e
288(2)
IEEE 802.11n
290(1)
IEEE 802.11r
291(1)
IEEE 802.11s
291(2)
HiperLAN/2
293(1)
Expanding WLAN Functionality
293(3)
Wireless Bridges and Repeaters
293(2)
Wireless Switching
295(1)
Other WLAN Expansion Hardware
296(1)
WLAN Security
296(7)
Attacks Against WLANs
297(1)
802.11 Security
297(5)
Additional WLAN Security Strategies
302(1)
Chapter Summary
303(1)
Key Terms
304(1)
Review Questions
305(2)
Hands-On Projects
307(4)
Case Project
311(1)
Optional Team Case Project
312(1)
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
313(42)
What Is a WMAN?
314(3)
Last Mile Wired Connections
314(1)
Last Mile Wireless Connections
315(2)
Baseband vs. Broadband
317(1)
Land-Based Fixed Broadband Wireless
317(14)
Free Space Optics
318(4)
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)
322(6)
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)
328(3)
IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX)
331(14)
WiMAX Applications
332(2)
Standards Family Overview
334(1)
WiMAX Protocol Stack
334(10)
WiMAX Coexistence
344(1)
WMAN Security
345(1)
WiMAX Security
345(1)
Chapter Summary
346(3)
Key Terms
349(1)
Review Questions
350(3)
Hands-On Projects
353(1)
Case Project
353(2)
Wireless Wide Area Networks
355(38)
Cellular Telephone Applications
356(2)
How Cellular Telephony Works
358(5)
Digital Cellular Technology
363(8)
First Generation Cellular Telephony
363(1)
Second Generation Cellular Telephony
364(3)
2.5 Generation Cellular Telephony
367(1)
Third Generation Cellular Telephony
368(3)
Client Software
371(3)
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP and WAP Version 2)
371(2)
i-Mode
373(1)
Java
373(1)
Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW)
374(1)
Digital Cellular Challenges and Outlook
374(3)
Competing Technologies
374(1)
Limited Spectrum
375(1)
Costs
375(1)
Other Wireless Options
376(1)
Satellite Broadband Wireless
377(8)
Satellite Transmissions
377(3)
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
380(2)
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)
382(1)
Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO)
383(2)
Experimental Technologies
385(1)
Satellite Technology Outlook
385(1)
Chapter Summary
385(2)
Key Terms
387(2)
Review Questions
389(1)
Hands-On Projects
390(1)
Case Projects
391(1)
Optional Team Case Project
392(1)
Radio Frequency Identification
393(28)
What Is RFID?
394(9)
RFID System Components
394(9)
How RFID Works
403(5)
PHY Layer
404(1)
HF Tag Communication
405(1)
Tag Identification Layer
406(2)
MAC Layer
408(1)
Data Rates
408(1)
RFID Applications
408(3)
Automobile Security
408(1)
Health Care
409(1)
Transportation and Military
409(1)
Sports and Entertainment
410(1)
People Monitoring, Crowds, and Access
410(1)
Pharmaceuticals
411(1)
RFID Challenges
411(3)
Impact on Corporate Networks
411(1)
Network Availability
412(1)
Storage Requirements
412(1)
Device Management
412(1)
Security Considerations
413(1)
Chapter Summary
414(1)
Key Terms
415(2)
Review Questions
417(1)
Hands-On Projects
418(1)
Case Projects
419(1)
Optional Team Case Project
420(1)
Wireless Communications in Business
421(26)
Advantages of Wireless Technology
422(4)
Universal Access to Corporate Data
422(1)
Increased Productivity
423(1)
Increased Access to the Customer's Own Data
423(1)
Data Availability Around the Clock
424(1)
Improved IT Support
424(1)
Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN)
424(2)
Challenges of Using Wireless Technology
426(3)
Competing Technologies
426(2)
Data Security and Privacy
428(1)
User Reluctance
428(1)
Shortage of Qualified Staff
428(1)
Building a Wireless Infrastructure
429(10)
Needs Assessment
429(1)
Look at the Organization
429(1)
Assess the Current Network
430(7)
Perform a Limited Trial
437(1)
Begin Training
437(1)
Rollout to All Users
438(1)
Provide Support
438(1)
Chapter Summary
439(1)
Key Terms
440(1)
Review Questions
441(2)
Hands-On Projects
443(1)
Case Projects
444(1)
Optional Team Case Project
445(2)
APPENDIX A: Wireless# Certification Exam Objectives
447(8)
APPENDIX B: History of Wireless Communications
455(16)
Early Developments
456(1)
Radio
457(2)
Television
459(2)
Radar
461(3)
Satellites
464(3)
Cellular Telephones
467(4)
Glossary 471(16)
Index 487


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